Graduating from Georgia Tech is a big accomplishment, but one way to commemorate it is very small.
After Commencement, graduates eagerly check their mailboxes to receive their official degree for framing and display — but they can also get a pocket-sized version of that prized piece of paper.
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has issued these diminutive degrees since at least the mid-1970s.
"It's sort of in lieu of a membership card. Alumni can take out their mini diploma and flash it when they meet another Tech graduate," said Len Contardo, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association's vice president of alumni outreach. "Most people keep it in their wallet."